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24 hours in Kingsbridge: A town guide

PUBLISHED: 11:26 11 September 2018

Kingsbridge (c) Mark Coleman, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Kingsbridge (c) Mark Coleman, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)


In Devon’s towns and cities there’s an awful lot you can do in just 24 hours. For her regular feature, Lydia Tewkesbury travels to see what you can do in a day in Kingsbridge


Harbour House

Make sure to stop at this remarkable yoga studio, arts centre, gallery and popular vegetarian café. Peruse the art, have a coffee or stretch it out in a yoga class.

Singing Paddles

Get out on the water by renting a canoe from this thirty-year-old Kingsbridge stalwart. Both paddling experts and complete beginners are welcome.

Kingsbridge Light Railway

A miniature railway for people of all ages – and sizes! Hop onboard for a scenic ride along the embankment.


Seven Stars

Great for a family-friendly evening out, they serve modern meals with an ever-changing menu of local, seasonal produce.

The Regal

With live music, bingo, a euchre league, television showing Sky sports and pool and snooker tables this is a popular spot for nights out.

The Crabshell Inn

Situated on the picturesque quayside, this is a glorious spot for a long summer evening. Head down on a Friday night for some live music.


La Ranchera

Serving fresh, authentic Mexican food. Stop here for the best in local nachos, tacos and an extensive menu of tequila.

Maha Bharat

Named the best Indian restaurant in Devon for the last three years, dinner here is an absolute must.

The Fat Monkey

Relax in this retro, rustic-feel restaurant and tapas bar. Serving a variety of highly Instagram-friendly meals, this might be the trendiest spot in town.


The Bake House

The perfect blend of British and French influences come together in a range of mouth -watering artisan breads, cakes, quiches and salads.

The Harbour Bookshop

A lovely, well stocked independent. Expect enthusiastic customer service, next day delivery and that inimitable bookshop magic.

Farmers Market

Every first and third Saturday, come for a rich selection of local produce, freshly baked bread and cakes, locally grown plants and inventive crafts.

Reader suggestions

Emily Sulston: An evening cruise on the Rivermaid.

Sue Jamieson: I thoroughly recommend the Cookworthy museum and lunch at Harbour House

Alison Churton: Want some peace with a cuppa while the kids play? BUMBLE is perfect!

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